The Israeli Ambassador in Berlin, Yaakov Hadas-Handelsman in an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur said that Israel does not need the help of the German mediator in the negotiations with the Palestinians. «We know that we don’t need a mediator,» — said the diplomat before the foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, traveled to the middle East tour.
Newspaper Der Spiegel notes that during a visit to Berlin the head of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the German government to mediate in the negotiations.
Yaakov Hadas-Handelsman in an interview with German media gave to understand that the stagnation of the negotiation process is to blame the Palestinians themselves. «If the international community wants to help, it must exert pressure on the Palestinians so that they returned to the negotiating table. They think they can make demands without offering anything in return. But it should be a bilateral process,» said the Israeli diplomat.
The Israeli radio station «Reshet bet» reports that the head of the German foreign Ministry Sunday, April 23, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday it should arrive to Jerusalem and then to Ramallah.
«Reshet bet» recalls that a few years ago in his Facebook Sigmar Gabriel called Israel an «apartheid state», refused to apologize. After the signing of the «nuclear agreement with Iran,» he was the first European politician visiting Tehran.